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Ramapo High All-Star Signs with Panthers

June 23, 2016

Brianna Lawrence signing her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers

Brianna Lawrence has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers. The all-star from Ramapo High will start classes at Tompkins Cortland this fall, joining Coach Dave Stevenson's program for the 2016-17 season.

"I see her as someone who can play multiple positions," said Stevenson, noting the 5-8 Lawrence can contribute at both ends of the floor. "She can get to the front of the rim and is an absolute lock-down defender, which is a very exciting combination."

"I'm looking forward to the dynamic she will bring to the team," said Stevenson.

Ithaca High All-Star Joins Panthers

June 17, 2016

Tatiana Minnick with her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

Ithaca High all-star Tatiana Minnick has joined the 2016 recruiting class for Panthers Women's Basketball. The Section IV Ithaca-Region All Star signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to join Coach Dave Stevenson's program this fall.

"Tatiana is an all-around excellent player," said Stevenson. According to Stevenson, Minnick, who led Ithaca High in assists the last two years, is a multidimensional player. "She's a great distributor, she can score the basketball, and she can play defense. She plays basketball with a high I.Q., and that translates into a quality product on the floor."

As important as her talents on the floor, Coach Stevenson says her off-court qualities make her a good fit for the Panthers. "I knew I wanted her in our program the first time I saw her play, but on top of that, she's a pleasure to be around," said Stevenson. "Tatiana is a fantastic addition to our program."

Panthers Sign All-Star Recruit

June 8, 2016

Jaida Washington with her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

The first member of the Panthers 2016 recruiting class is Jaida Washington. The Elmira High School standout signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for Tompkins Cortland starting in the fall.

Washington was a STAC All-Star, helping the Express to the STAC championship game and the Section IV Class AA finals her senior year. A strong, 6-0 post player, she is expected to make an immediate impact for Tompkins Cortland. "Jaida is a dominant defender and rebounder," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach David Stevenson. "I can't wait to get to work with her. She has so much potential in every aspect of the game. I'm excited to see how she affects the game, both with the ball in her hands and without."

She joins a program that took a huge step forward last year, and Coach Stevenson sees her as a major part of taking the next step. "She will make us better as a team. She can be as good as she wants to be," he said. "Not only is she the type of player we want to have on our team, she is the type of person we want to have as a student here at the College."

Atkinson Earns All-Region Honors

March 31, 2016

Rickeya Atkinson, All-Region

Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball player Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) has been named to the NJCAA Region III all-region second team.

Atkinson had previously been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. She was fifth in the region both in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game, and in free-throw shooting, making 78.9%. The freshman liberal arts and sciences-general studies major was 13th in the region in assists with 3.6 per game.

She is the sixth Tompkins Cortland women’s basketball player ever named all-region and the first since Becca Holton Tomasdottir was honored after the 2012-13 season.

Cafferty and Atkinson Named All-MSAC

February 22, 2016

Panther All-MSAC

For just the third time in the 16-year history of Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball, two Panthers have been voted all-conference. Freshmen Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference women’s basketball all-conference team. A total of ten players are chosen to the team, with voting by the coaches from the seven colleges in the conference. The last time the Panthers placed two player on the all-conference team was 2010.

Cafferty led the conference in rebounding and was fourth in scoring while averaging a double-double. In 12 MSAC games averaged 12.9 rebounds and 13.3 points per game. She was among the conference leaders with a field goal percentage of 49.2 percent and 0.7 blocks per game.

Atkinson was third in the conference in scoring, averaging 13.8 points, and was fifth in rebounding with an average of 9.0 per MSAC game. She led the conference in steals at 3.6 per game and was in the top ten in blocks at 0.6 per game.

The pair helped the Panthers to a 7-5 record in the MSAC and the #4-seed in the conference tournament.

Roster–2013-14 Women's Basketball

Taylor Policay

22-Taylor Policay

Position: F
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-8
High School: Lansing
Hometown: Ithaca
Major: Sport Management

Taylor's Stats

Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
2 Ashley Keister G Fr. 5-4 Groton/Groton
3 Alexandra Quarella G Fr. 5-2 Groton/Groton
5 Jenna Bowman G Fr. 5-4 Waverly/Waverly
10 Meghan Ideman G/F So. 5-10 Moravia/Moravia
11 Kenisha Adams F So. 5-4 Hillcrest/Queens
12 Ruthanne Forehand G Fr. 5-7 Groton/Groton
14 Caitlyn Cuffe G Fr. 5-4 Notre Dame Academy/Staten Island
15 Audrey Kate Ordway F So. 5-10 Dryden/Dryden
21 Nicole Goodwin G/F So. 5-9 Newfield/Newfield
22 Taylor Policay F Fr. 5-8 Lansing/Ithaca
24 Jaquela Lockwood F So. 5-10 Fowler/Syracuse

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

2016-17 Season

Overall (0-0)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)


Previous Seasons










Team Records

Most Wins

16 (2002-03)
15 (2009-10)
15 (2001-02)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

6 (2001-02)
5 (2008-09)
5 (2009-10)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.615 (2002-03)
.577 (2001-02)
.555 (2009-10)

Most Points Scored (Game)

101 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
97 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
96 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Points Scored (Season)

1857 (2002-03)
1732 (2001-02)
1698 (2008-09)

Best Points Per Game Average

71.4 (2002-03)
69.3 (2000-2001)
66.6 (2001-02)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

68 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
66 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
60 (vs. Practical Bible College, 12/11/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

24 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
27 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/20/00)
28 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/9/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

1332 (2000-2001)
1444 (2001-02)
1514 (2006-07)

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

57.8 (2001-02)
58.1 (2002-03)
59.7 (2009-10)

Most Assists (Game)

28 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
27 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
26 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)

Most Assists (Season)

404 (2002-03)
401 (2001-02)
361 (2009-10)

Most Rebounds (Game)

69 (vs. Jamestown CC_Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
68 (vs. Cayuga CC, 11/15/09)
66 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1260 (2002-03)
1106 (2008-09)
1091 (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

9 (at Herkimer CCC, 12/5/07)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 1/3/08)
9 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

121 (2007-08)
90 (2009-10)
90 (2001-02)

Most Steals (Game)

36 (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/4/03)
34 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
31 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)
31 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
31 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Steals (Season)

574 (2002-03)
421 (2001-02)
349 (2004-05)

Most Blocks (Game)

16 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 11/8/06)
15 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
14 (at Columbia-Greene CC, 2/4/03)

Most Blocks (Season)

185 (2002-03)
180 (2006-07)
103 (2004-05)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

32 (vs. Morrisville State, 11/1/03)
32 (vs. Corning CC, 2/9/02)
27 (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
27 (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)
27 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

441 (2004-05)
391 (2002-03)
386 (2001-02)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

32 Jaclyn Sutton (at Morrisville State, 12/11/04)
31 Jaime Fisher (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 11/21/02)
31 Jennifer Morse (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)

Most Points (Season)

455 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
422 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
363 Heather Andrews (2003-04)

Most Points (Career)

751 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
651 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
649 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Points Per Game (Season)

17.6 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
16.3 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.8 Heather Andrews (2003-04)

Most Points Per Game (Career)

16.0 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.0 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
14.1 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Assists (Game)

10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/4/09)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Assists (Season)

135 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)
119 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
113 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Assists (Career)

227 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
220 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
145 Laura Thomas (2001-03)

Most Rebounds (Game)

25 Barbara Naylor (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/13/07)
23 Heather Andrews (vs. Corning CC, 1/24/04)
22 Meghan Orman (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
22 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Schenectady CC, 11/9/02)

Most Rebounds (Season)

287 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
273 Heather Andrews (2003-04)
262 Heather Andrews (2002-03)

Most Rebounds (Career)

535 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
385 Barbara Naylor (2005-07)
372 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

7 Heather Johnson (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
6 Jennifer Iler (vs. Herkimer County CC, 12/3/08)
6 Laura Thomas (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 1/9/03)
6 Heather Johnson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

53 Jennifer Iler (2007-08)
49 Jennifer Iler (2008-09)
48 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

102 Jennifer Iler (2007-09)
68 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
62 Laura Thomas (2001-03)

Most Steals (Game)

16 Amanda McLaughlin (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
13 Nicole Cambridge (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
12 Brittnee Rooney (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/11/03)

Most Steals (Season)

104 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2001-02)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Steals (Career)

198 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
161 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
142 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)

Most Blocks (Game)

10 Kati Dapson (at Onondaga CC, 2/12/07)
10 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Macomb CC at Lakeland CC, 12/7/02)
8 Kati Dapson (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (at Jefferson CC, 1/21/03)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/18/03)

Most Blocks (Season)

118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
40 Meghan Orman (2004-05)

Most Blocks (Career)

118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
63 Katie Currier (2008-10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

16 Jaclyn Sutton (at Cayuga CC, 2/10/05)
15 Jaclyn Sutton (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
13 Michelle Tuetken (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

123 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
113 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
108 April Allen (2001-02)

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

198 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
157 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
132 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made (Season)

23 April Allen (2001-02)
18 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
16 Kyla Knapp (2009-10)

Team Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

93 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
69 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
62 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
63 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)
65 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
16 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

55 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
49 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

7 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
6 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

29 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

11 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
21 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
19 (vs, Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

16 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

26, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
24, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
23, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

7, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
6, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
6, Nicole Cambridge (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

18, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
15, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

4, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4, Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
3, Laura Thomas (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
3, Laura Ehrich (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

9, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

7, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
4, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

12, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
10, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)


Total All-American Players
1 (Preseason)

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
NJCAA Region III Final Four: 2009-10
MSAC Final Four: 2009-10, 2002-03, 2001-02


Coaches–Women's Basketball

David Stevenson

Head Coach

Dave StevensonMSAC Coach of the Year
2010, 2013, 2014

Coach Stevenson enters his third season with the women's basketball program, following a similar track as he used during the most successful run in the history of the College's men's basketball program. In both cases, Stevenson inherited a program in need of rebuilding, and did so quickly. In 2015-16, the Panthers women's team posted the best winning percentage in over a decade, making both the conference and regional playoffs. During his decade directing the men's program, Coach Stevenson's teams established new records for wins, topping 20 victories three times, and won the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship three times (including his last two seasons). The goals for the women are similar, and the foundation is being laid.

Stevenson joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant in 2003-04, bringing a strong work ethic and knowledge of the game to the floor each night. He is well known for caring for his students both on and off the court, tracking academic progress as well as developing basketball skills. He has worked hard to bring quality players into the program, and to help those players continue their careers at the four-year level. In his time with the program, he has helped players earn scholarships to Mercy College in New York, Drake University in Iowa, and Avila University in Kansas. His former players have also shown up on the rosters at Buffalo State, Oneonta State, Oswego State, Old Westbury College, Morrisville State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, SUNY Fredonia, and Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. A former standout athlete at Trumansburg High and a college baseball player, Coach Stevenson is Tompkins Cortland's assistant athletic director.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4494

Jeff Riker

Assistant Coach

Jeff Riker

Coach Ricker returns for his seventh season on the bench with the women's program. A strong recruiter and teacher on the court, he has been instrumental in bringing in the program's top players and helping them reach their potential. His passion for the game extends back to when he was an IAC all-star at Dryden High. He played college ball at Onondaga Community College, appearing the Region III All-Star Game, and at SUNY Potsdam.

Coach Ricker has consistently been supportive of Tompkins Cortland's student-athletes, both on and off the court, a quality he shares with Head Coach Stevenson.


Highlights–2013-14 Women's Basketball

Season Ends on High Note

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TC3 women's basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013-14 season Wednesday on a positive note, beating Corning Community College 65-54. The win is the second straight for TC3, with both coming against teams heading into the playoffs. TC3 ends the season with a 6-16 overall and 4-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is 8-16 overall and 5-7 in the MSAC. The Red Barons qualified for the four-team MSAC playoffs as the fourth seed. TC3 finished the year fifth in the MSAC.

The Panthers trailed most of the first half, with Corning jumping out to an 11-4 lead early on. TC3 chipped away, eventually taking a 22-21 lead into halftime.

The Red Barons opened the second half with a run that pushed the visitors into the lead at 32-28. TC3 responded with five straight points, taking the lead on a pair of free throws by Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden). The rally continued, eventually building the lead to 11 points after a pair of three-pointers by Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) made the score 47-36 with 9:40 left on the clock. The home team held a lead at or above seven points the rest of the way, sealing the win despite going just 4-of-11 from the free throw line in the second half.

Bowman led the Panthers with 15 points, four assists, six rebounds, and seven steals. Ordway and Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) each scored 14 points, with Lockwood registering a double-double with 11 rebounds along with three assists and three steals. Ordway pulled down eight boards and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) poured in 11 points and handed out four assists.

The game was the final one for five sophomores: Ordway, Lockwood, Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia), Kenisha Adams (Hillcrest H.S./Queens), and Nicole Goodwin (Newfield H.S./Newfield).

Panthers Ride Second Half Wave to Win

Sunday, February 16, 2014

TC3 women's basketball

Playing on Sophomore Day, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team put together its best half of basketball this year, pulling away for an 82-69 win over the #4-ranked team in the region, Schenectady County Community College. The win improves TC3 to 5-16 on the year. Schenectady drops to 16-6.

The first half featured five lead changes, with the biggest lead being a nine-point advantage for TC3 with 6:48 left in the half. Over the final minutes of the half, Schenectady would outscore the Panthers 20-5 to take a 37-31 lead into the break.

The home team cut the gap to three points quickly in the second half, making the score 47-44. Over the next four minutes, TC3 would go on a 14-6 run to take the lead. Schenectady rallied to tie the score at 64-64 with 4:37 left, but a jumper by Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) sparked a rally that saw the home team score 18 of the final 23 points to seal the win.

As a team, TC3 made 51.3% from the floor in the second half to finish at 44.4% for the game. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) led the way, pouring in a career-high 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting, including 4-for-6 from three-point range. Ordway posted a big double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, swiping five steals on the way. Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) and Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) each had 15 points, with Lockwood pulling down seven rebounds and Bowman passing out seven assists. Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) grabbed 11 rebounds.

TC3 ends the season Wednesday with a home game against Corning Community College. Tip is set for 5 p.m.

Cold Shooting Costs Panthers

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cold-shooting throughout the lineup cost the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team a chance for a win Saturday as the Panthers dropped a 62-48 decision to Cayuga Community College. TC3 is now 3-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-15 overall. Cayuga, the last place team in the MSAC, is now 2-10 in conference and 3-22 overall.

The Panthers couldn’t snap out of their shooting rut the entire game. The team made just 20% from the field in the first half, and the accuracy went down to 19% in the second half. From three-point range the Panthers made just 23% for the game, and the charity stripe wasn’t friendly either, as TC3 made just 45.8% from the line.

Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) was the lone Panther to reach double figures in scoring, netting 19 points on 7-of-22 shooting, one of the better percentages on the team. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse), and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each had big games on the boards, collecting 17, 12, and 11 rebounds, respectively.

TC3 hosts Schenectady County Community College Sunday at 1 p.m.

Second-Ranked Team Too Much for Panthers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The second-ranked team in the nation proved to be too much for the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team as the Panthers fell at Onondaga Community College 96-53 Wednesday. The loss drops TC3 to 3-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-14 overall. Onondaga improves to 11-0 in the MSAC and 23-4 overall.

Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) continued her strong play conference, posting her seventh double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a solid line of eight rebounds and seven points, and Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) had nine points and three steals.

TC3 returns home to play Cayuga Community College Saturday at 2 p.m.

Panthers Fall in Double OT

Thursday, February 06, 2014

After leading all of regulation and much of the first overtime, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team couldn’t finish the game with a win, falling 82-72 in double overtime. TC3 drops to 3-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-13 overall. Finger Lakes improves to 6-3 in the MSAC and 10-10 overall.

The visiting Panthers lead by double figures in regulation, including a 33-20 advantage at halftime. In the second half, Finger Lakes used a late rally, capped by a three-pointer in the closing seconds, to tie the score at 60-60. In the first overtime the teams traded baskets, with neither team leading by more than two points. With ten second left, Audrey Kate Ordway gave the Panthers a 70-68 lead, but a TC3 foul, one of 29 called on the Panthers during the game, sent a Finger Lakes player to the free throw line. After making one of two, TC3 grabbed a rebound and seemed to be headed to the win, but a turnover and another foul sent Finger Lakes back to the line. The Lakers again made one of two, tying the score at 70-70 and forcing a second extra period.

In the second overtime, TC3 again scored first, taking a 72-70 lead, but 12 straight points for the home team made the final 82-72.

By the time the game ended, the home team had taken 42 foul shots, compared to 21 for the visiting Panthers. Three Panthers had fouled out, and two more finished the game with four fouls. TC3 out-shot Finger Lakes, making 39% from the floor compared to 33%, and out-rebounded the Lakers 58 to 40, but the difference at the free throw line was too much to overcome.

Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) had 14 points and 12 rebounds, her sixth double-double in conference play. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) also had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kenisha Adams (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) had 14 points while grabbing seven rebounds and Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) had 11 points and six rebounds. Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) had 10 points and five rebounds, and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) recorded game highs of 13 rebounds and four steals.

TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Wednesday.

Balanced Attack Paces Panthers to Win

Saturday, February 01, 2014

TC3 women's basketball

Four players in double figures scoring helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team post a 64-54 home win over SUNY Broome Saturday. The result leaves TC3 with a record of 3-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-12 overall. Broome is 2-6 in the MSAC and 3-16 overall.

The game opened with the teams matching baskets until Broome went on an 11-2 run to take a 20-11 advantage. The home team answered with a 13-3 run to move ahead 24-23, and then ended the half scoring eight straight to take a 38-31 lead into the break.

A Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) three pointer capped a 7-2 to open the second half, giving the Panthers the largest lead of the game at 45-33. Broome responded with a 13-6 run to pull within five with 7:53 left, but the visitors could get no closer. TC3 sealed the win in the closing minutes, holding Broome scoreless over the final 2:53 while scoring the game’s final five points.

Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) posted yet another double-double – her fifth in the last eight games – with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Ideman poured in 15 points and pulled down seven boards. Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) had 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) had a solid stat line of 11 points, eight rebounds, and six steals. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) ripped down 13 rebounds while scoring seven points, handing out three assists, and swiping three steals.

TC3 hosts Corning Community College Wednesday.

Road Loss for Panthers

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

One of the top teams in the region handed the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team a 78-42 loss Wednesday. The Panthers lost at Jefferson Community College to fall to 2-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 4-12 overall. Jefferson is now 6-1 in the MSAC and 14-3 overall.

Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) led TC3 with 11 points and eight rebounds. Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) had 12 points and Kenisha Adams (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) handed out five assists.

TC3 hosts SUNY Broome Saturday.

TC3 Women's Basketball Rallies, but Falls Short at Home

Saturday, January 25, 2014

TC3 women's basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team rallied back from a 13-point deficit to take a lead late against Finger Lakes Community College Saturday, but the home team couldn’t hold on, eventually falling by a final score of 75-65. The loss drops TC3 to 2-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 4-11 overall. Finger Lakes improves to 4-2 in the MSAC and 7-9 overall.

The visiting Lakers jumped on the Panthers early. Finger Lakes scored eight of the first 11 points, and quickly pushed the lead to double digits at 16-5. The margin grew to 13 at 24-11 midway through the first half before the home team rallied. TC3 went on an 11-0 run, lead by five points from Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse), to pull within two at 24-22 with 6:45 left. Finger Lakes stopped the rally, eventually taking a 37-32 lead into the half.

Finger Lakes again stretched the lead to double figures with an 8-3 run to open second half. The Panthers chipped away, eventually tying the score at 53-53 and then taking the lead on a basket by Nicole Goodwin (Newfield H.S./Newfield) with 6:05 left. After Finger Lakes tied the game at 55-55, Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) scored to reclaim the lead for the home team at 57-55 with 5:25 left. It would prove to be the last lead of the game for the Panthers, as Finger Lakes scored the next six points to take the lead for good. TC3 could get no closer than three points the rest of the way.

Lockwood led TC3 with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) tossed in 17 points to go with nine rebounds.

TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Wednesday.

Road Win for TC3 Women's Basketball

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A big second half blew open a close game as the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team beat Cayuga Community College Wednesday. The Panthers posted a 75-53 win to improve to 2-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 4-10 overall. Cayuga is now 0-6 in the MSAC and 1-18 overall.

The score was 35-34 at the half, but TC3 quickly added to the lead in the second half. After nine minutes of the second half the lead stood at nine points at 51-42. The margin grew to a dozen at 64-52 with 5:10 left. The Panthers limited the home team to a single point the rest of the way, extending the lead to final margin of 19 points.

Four Panthers reached double figures, led by Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) with 22 points. The freshman added eight rebounds, five steals, and three assists to her stat line. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) scored 18 points while grabbing five rebounds and Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each had 11 points, with Ordway also pulling down nine boards. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) led the team with 12 rebounds and six assists.

TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.

Panthers Can’t Hold Halftime Lead

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team couldn’t hold onto a halftime lead Monday, losing at SUNY Adirondack by a final score of 61-54. The non-conference loss drops the Panthers to 3-10 on the year. Adirondack is now 9-8 overall.

The halftime score saw TC3 ahead 26-24, but the home team took the lead in the second half. TC3 kept the score close, pulling within two in the closing minutes, but couldn’t regain the lead.

Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) scored 16 points to lead TC3. Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) had her third double-double in the last four games, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Wednesday.

Women Fall to Nation's #2

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team returned home Saturday, playing host to the #2-ranked team in the nation, Onondaga Community College. The Panthers couldn’t keep up with the high-flying Lazers, falling by a final score of 101-41. TC3 drops to 1-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 3-9 overall. Onondaga improves to 5-0 in the MSAC and 16-4 overall.

The first half started well for the home team. The Panthers led 12-11 nine minutes into the game, but Onondaga went on a 38-17 run to close the half with a 47-29 lead. The second half saw Onondaga continue to grow the lead, scoring 54 points while holding TC3 to just 12.

Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) had a big game for the Panthers, scoring 15 and grabbing 12 rebounds. Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) had seven points and team-bests of five assists and three steals.

TC3 plays at SUNY Adirondack Monday.

Panthers Stumble on Road

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The road was unkind to the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team Tuesday, as the Panthers came home from Corning Community College with a 66-53 loss. The result leaves TC3 with a record of 1-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 3-8 overall. Corning is now 2-1 in the MSAC and 5-8 overall.

It was a one-point game at the half, with Corning leading 29-28. The home team pulled away in the second half, in part due to a rough night at the foul line for TC3. As a team, the Panthers went 11-for-32 from the charity stripe, by far a season worst.

Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) led TC3 with 15 points and four steals. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) led the team in rebounds with 11 to go along with five points and three steals. Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) grabbed 10 rebounds while scoring six points and blocking four shots.

TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Saturday.

TC3 Women Run Away With Road Win at SUNY Broome

Saturday, January 11, 2014

TC3 women's basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team closed the first half strong and built on the lead in the second half while cruising to a 79-51 win at SUNY Broome Saturday. The win snaps a four-game skid and leaves TC3 with a record of 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 3-7 overall. Broome is now 0-2 in the MSAC and 1-10 overall.

Broome opened the game with an early eight-point lead, but TC3 turned things around to race to a 42-23 lead into the half. The lead continued to grow in the second half as TC3 picked up its first conference win.

Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) had a huge day for the Panthers, posting a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds while Nicole Goodwin (Newfield H.S./Newfield) had 14 points and five boards.

TC3 plays at Corning Community College Tuesday.

Strong First-Half Not Enough for TC3 Women

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Playing for the first time in nearly a month, and against one of the strongest teams in the region, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team put together a solid first-half before running out of steam Thursday. The Panthers lost at home to Jefferson Community College by a final of 85-59 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both teams. TC3 drops to 2-7 overall while Jefferson improves to 9-2 overall.

The game was close early before TC3’s Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) led an 11-2 run by scoring six points in a two-minute span, giving the Panthers a lead midway through the half. The visitors answered, coming back to take the lead at 24-23 with eight minutes left in the half. The teams traded the lead twice the rest of the half before heading into the locker rooms with Jefferson up 37-35.

The first-half featured TC3 out-rebounding Jefferson 25-17, making up for a sizeable disparity in shooting percentages (39.5% for TC3 and 55.2% for Jefferson). Unfortunately for the home team, the second half saw the worse-case scenario for both stats – the rebounding advantage evaporated and the shooting grew even colder. By the time the final horn sounded, TC3 had made just four field goals from the floor in the second half, going 4-for-32 (12.5%), and Jefferson had nearly closed the rebounding gap entirely, ending the game with TC3 holding a slim 49-46 advantage on the boards. Meanwhile, Jefferson made 53.1% from the floor in the second half (54.1% for the game) to pull away for the comfortable win.

Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) and Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) each had 13 points while Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) tossed in 10. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had another huge night on the glass, grabbing 17 rebounds, the third-time this year she has pulled down a dozen or more boards.

TC3 looks to get back on track Saturday at Broome Community College.

Ice Cold Second Half Costs Panthers

Saturday, December 14, 2013

TC3 women's basketball

An eight-point halftime lead wasn’t enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers fell victim to a rally by Hudson Valley Community College, losing by a final of 55-51. TC3 drops to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in Region III. Hudson Valley improves to 4-5 overall and 4-4 in Region III.

The game started well for the home team. After Hudson Valley scored the first basket, TC3 rattled off 12 straight, including five by Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) and four by Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor). TC3 had another run later, this one 14-3, to push the lead to 28-11 with five minutes left in the opening half. The visiting Vikings cut into the lead the rest of the way, helped in part by going 7-for-8 from the free throw line, ending the half with the home team ahead 33-25.

The second half was tough to watch for fans of the TC3 offense. The Panthers made just 17% from the floor in the second half, going a combined 6-for-34. Despite the cold shooting, TC3 still enjoyed a lead until the Vikings tied the score at 41-41 with 6:40 left in the game. A three-pointer by Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) gave the lead back to the home team, but Hudson Valley continued to rally, taking the lead with a pair of free throws at 50-49 with 2:35 on the clock. Several missed chances over the next two minutes left the Panthers down 52-49 before Nicole Goodwin (Newfield H.S./Newfield) sank a pair of free throw to pull the score within one at 52-51 with 42 seconds left. Hudson Valley pushed the lead back to two with another free throw, but TC3 wasn’t able to capitalize on the next possession, turning the ball back over to the Vikings. Hudson Valley sank two more free throws with 6.7 seconds left to seal the win.

TC3 was done in by a combination of poor second-half shooting and a huge discrepancy at the free throw line. After a solid first half, the Panthers finished the game making just 28% from the field. At the line, TC3 took 16 shots for the game, making 10. By comparison, Hudson Valley took 36 free throws, making 25. In the second half alone, Hudson Valley took 22 free throws, compared to just six for the home team.

Bowman ended the game as the lone Panther in double figures scoring, netting 12 points to go with four rebounds, four steals, and two assists. After scoring five points in the opening three minutes, Forehand finished with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) had seven points, nine rebounds, and two steals. Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a team-high 12 rebounds. Kern finished the game with seven points.

TC3 is off for the winter break. The Panthers return to action January 7 at Finger Lakes Community College.

Panthers Nipped at Herkimer

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team came up just short at Herkimer County Community College Sunday, getting nipped 56-54. The Panthers are now 2-3 in Region III and 2-5 overall. Herkimer improves to 4-5 overall and 3-4 in Region III.

Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) led TC3 with 11 points and nine rebounds. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) also had 11 points and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) tossed in 10 for the Panthers.

TC3 will close the fall semester Saturday at home against Hudson Valley Community College.

Panthers Fall to Nation's #6

Saturday, December 07, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team ran up against a powerhouse Saturday, playing at nationally-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College. The Hawks proved too much for the Panthers, as TC3 lost by a final of 83-54. TC3 is now 2-2 in Region III and 2-4 overall. Mohawk Valley, ranked #6 in the latest NJCAA poll, improves to 10-2 overall and 8-1 in Region III.

Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) each scored 11 points for the Panthers. TC3 will try to bounce back Sunday at Herkimer County Community College.

Two Double-Doubles Pace Panthers to Win

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Meghan Ideman

A pair of double-doubles paced the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team to a 73-64 win over North Country Community College Sunday. TC3 is now 2-1 in Region III and 2-3 overall. North Country drops to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in Region III.

The first half was close early, with TC3 taking the biggest lead to that point, 25-19, on a basket by Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with 3:29 left in the half. After a North Country basket, Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) caught fire, scoring nine of the last 12 points of the half, including seven in the final minute, to give the Panthers a 34-24 lead at the break.

In the second half, the visiting Saints came out strong. A 15-4 run to start the half gave North Country a 39-38 lead with 15:34 left, but TC3 collected itself and it remained a one-point game for the next three minutes. A Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) free throw with 12:37 left gave the Panthers the lead at 46-45, and sparked a 14-0 run, capped by three-pointers by Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton). The 59-45 lead with nine minutes left slowly shrank over the next few minutes, with North Country getting to within five at 62-57 with under five minutes left. Six straight points by the home team pushed the lead back to double digits and secured the win for the Panthers.

Ideman led the way with 19 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks, and two steals. Forehand had the other double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds, and Bowman had a big line of 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Kern finished with 13 points while grabbing six rebounds, and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pulled down ten rebounds while handing out three assists.

TC3 now heads into a long layoff with the Thanksgiving break. The Panthers return to action Saturday, December 7 at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Panthers Top Delhi for First Win

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A pair of 19-point performances from Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) and Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team to its first win of the season, a 72-61 victory at SUNY Delhi Sunday. TC3 is now 1-1 in Region III and 1-3 overall. Delhi drops to 0-4 in Region III and 0-5 overall.

The Panthers led the entire way, taking a 33-24 advantage into the half. The lead grew to 20 in the second half before settling in at 11 at the final horn. Ideman added four rebounds and four steals while Bowman handed out two assists. Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) grabbed eight rebounds and scored eight points. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each also had eight boards for the winners.

TC3 is next in action at home Sunday, November 24 vs. North Country Community College.

Panthers Open Regional Play

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team opened regional play Saturday, dropping a home game to Fulton-Montgomery Community College by a final score of 89-58. TC3 is now 0-3 overall. Fulton-Montgomery, the third-ranked team in the region, is now 1-0.

The game opened well for the home team, with freshman Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) draining a three-pointer for the early lead. The visitors answered to take the lead, but TC3 tied the score again at 6-6, 8-8, and 10-10 before a Fulton-Montgomery run made it 18-10. TC3 responded with a run of its own, pulling to within two at 20-18, but the visitors proved to be too much, scoring 14 of the final 22 points to take a 34-26 lead into the half. The Raiders opened the second half by scoring the first ten points to push the lead to 44-26. The deficit proved to be too much for the home team, as the Panthers couldn’t get closer than 16 the rest of the way.

Forehand led TC3 with 18 points while grabbing five rebounds. Jaquela Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) grabbed 11 rebounds while scoring six points. Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) added six points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

TC3 is off until a Sunday, November 17 game at SUNY Delhi.

The Panthers Come Home from Niagara with a Loss

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Meghan Ideman

The season-opening Crossover Classic gave the TC3 Panthers basketball team a chance to get on the floor with some scholarship teams this weekend. On Sunday, the Panthers took on Division II Niagara County Community College and came home with a 60-35 loss. TC3 ends the weekend with a record of 0-2, with both games coming against Division II teams.

Against Niagara, Meghan Ideman, Ruthanne Forehand, and Audrey Kate Ordway each paced the Panthers with 7 points. Ordway also had 14 rebounds.

The Panthers open Region III, Division III play at home Saturday against Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Panthers Lose 80-51 to Jamestown

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Audrey Kate Ordway

The TC3 Panthers opened the 2013-14 season Saturday, taking on Jamestown Community College as part of the Crossover Classic in Corning. The Panthers lost by a final score of 80-51. Jamestown is a Division II team, meaning they can offer athletic scholarships.

TC3 was led by Meghan Ideman with 11 points and Nicole Goodwin with 10 points. The Panthers match up against another Division II team Sunday, taking on Niagara County Community College.


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